With the Federal Communications Commission's announcement that it will review net neutrality on Dec. 21, the real devil will be in the details: What framework will be voted on by the commissioners, who are already divided, perhaps irretrievably? The focus then is on "the framework" developed by Democratic Congressman Henry Waxman of California, who is chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
The Web is a dangerous place. Web-based malware can cripple a PC in seconds and take hours to remove--if it can be removed at all. Enterprises have turned to on-premises products, both gateway-based and client-based, to filter inbound malware and stop users from surfing to compromised or outright malicious sites. Now enterprises have another option: A growing number of providers offers Web security as a service. These software as a service (SaaS) offerings promise protection similar to what you'
With the acquisition of LineSider Technologies, Cisco plans to aid its enterprise and cloud-bound service provider customers in their pursuit of superior network provisioning capabilities. LineSider Technologies provides network management software that integrates both physical and virtual network services with a policy-based approach that, according to Cisco, makes networks more flexible and responsive to change.
Application performance management vendor Precise has unveiled a managed service offering featuring its Transaction Performance Management software. Transaction Performance Management is designed to help companies monitor the performance of applications and systems, identify performance trends, and troubleshoot and resolve issues. Precise says it developed the service, called Precise Managed Service Provider, to ease the complexities of managing application performance and to help improve IT's q
Mellanox Technologies plans to acquire Voltaire, a move that analysts say will reduce the InfiniBand market to a duopoly. According to Mellanox Technologies, the company plans to acquire Voltaire for $8.75 per share, at a total equity value of $218 million. With Voltaire having approximately $40 million cash on hand, this puts the total value of the deal at $176 million.
Jeremy Schulman, founder of Schprockits, a network automation startup operating in stealth mode, joins us to explore whether networking professionals all need to learn programming in order to remain employed.
2014 State of Unified CommunicationsIf you thought consumerization killed UC, think again: 70% of our 488 respondents have or plan to put systems in place. Of those, 34% will roll UC out to 76% or more of their user base. And there’s some good news for UCaaS providers.
6 UC Trends to WatchInformationWeek’s 2014 Unified Communications Survey shows a revitalized market; 77% of 488 respondents have deployed UC or plan to within 24 months. Among those deploying or with plans, internal IT owns this tech: 40% will keep UC completely on premises vs. 3% going all cloud. For hybrid setups, 24% are primarily on premises vs. 17% mostly cloud.